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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM

DC Mayor Bets Caps Will Beat Golden Knights

DC Mayor Bets Caps Will Beat Golden Knights

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has placed a friendly bet that the Washington Capitals will win their upcoming series in the Stanley Cup finals against the Vegas Golden Knights. Read »

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Maryland Governor Ends Fee for New E-ZPass Customers

Maryland Governor Ends Fee for New E-ZPass Customers

Maryland officials are ending the $7.50 E-ZPass transponder fee for new customers, offering a little relief to drivers facing soaring prices at the gas pump. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:32 AM

Council Approves Funds Aiding Immigrants Facing Deportation

Council Approves Funds Aiding Immigrants Facing Deportation

A Maryland county council has passed a special appropriation that'll create a legal fund for immigrants who live in the county and could face deportation. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Hogan Campaign Reports Raising More Than $1.2M in 35 Days

Hogan Campaign Reports Raising More Than $1.2M in 35 Days

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's re-election campaign flashed robust campaign fundraising results Tuesday before a midnight filing deadline. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:47 PM

Maryland Rep. Brown Back on Capitol Hill After Minor Stroke

Maryland Rep. Brown Back on Capitol Hill After Minor Stroke

A Maryland congressman who suffered a minor stroke this month has returned to Capitol Hill to get back to work. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:13 PM

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Announces She Adopted Baby

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Announces She Adopted Baby

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that she's a new mom after adopting a baby. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Maryland Democratic Candidates for Governor Focus on Hogan

Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor spent much of their first primary debate on Monday focusing on the candidate who wasn't on stage with them, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3:11 PM

How to Check If You Have Unclaimed Money in DC, Md or Va.

Your state government may be holding on to money and property from forgotten bank accounts, stock dividends or the safe deposit boxes. Read »

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Valerie Ervin Confirms Candidacy for Md. Governor

Former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin confirmed Thursday she will join the race for Maryland governor after the death of candidate Kevin Kamenetz. Read »

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Dies at 60

Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive who was running for Maryland governor, has died. He was 60 years old. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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